WELCOME TO THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAS

at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Celebrating over 100 years of Latin American Studies at UNC

About Us

The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Latin American experience in the Western Hemisphere. It builds on a long-standing and distinguished tradition of scholarly interest in the diverse regions that make up Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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Stand out in the NEW South. Click to find more about UNC’s best kept secret—the Latin American Studies Major
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Vibrant city of Salvador, Brazil
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